About Legume

Located in North Oakland, Legume serves contemporary, seasonal American cuisine in a relaxed environment. Featuring poultry, pork and grass-fed beef from Western PA.

214 North Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Eastern European, French

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours through Labor Day
Dinner: Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday from 5:00 - 9:30 pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Bayard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 621-2700

Website:
http://www.legumebistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the garage across the street from Legume for $5 for up to two hours and an additional $1 per hour after that.
Bicycle parking is available free of charge directly in front of Legume.

Public Transit:
The 71C, 71A, 54 and 93 all stop at the intersection of N. Craig and Bayard. Additional buses stop at N. Craig and Fifth Ave., approximately 1 and 1/2 blocks south of Legume.

Executive Chef:
Trevett Hooper

Private Party Facilities:
Join us at Legume for your next business, social or family gathering! We offer two different private rooms along with a variety of menu and beverage options.

Private Party Contact:
Alex Osgood: (412) 621-2700

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us to ring in 2018! Legume will offer a special New Year's Eve fixed price menu along with a limited a la carte menu. We are also open until 11pm for dinner reservations. We hope to see you soon!

Legume Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (53)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Good for a Date (40)
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Local Ingredients (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Healthy (25)
Romantic (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Seasonal (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Organic (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

First-rate food. Prompt and friendly service from a knowledgeable wait staff happy to describe/explain dishes and/or ingredients. Well worth the money.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was so delicious. We decided to share 2 appetizers, the Mesclun salad and the sweet potatoes. Everything was wonderful. The sweet potatoes were amazing - creamiest I have ever had. We ate healthily and enjoyed every bit. Wonderful service too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent as always! The new menu format is great, with both small plates and entrees. More vegetarian options now.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Everyone was incredible and the food was delicious. The food was served quickly and it was very easy to make an online reservation.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

For a quick bite to eat before a lecture at the Carnegie, Legume and it's sister Butterjoint, are a great choice. The food is good, service excellent, drinks are wonderful. It's a regular spot for us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I dined here on Saturday night knowing very little about the place. Bottom line, we loved it. The food is delicious. Small menu but enough variety for all. Interesting preparation and fresh. Our server was very friendly but seemed to forget about us a few times although he quickly corrected. Overall the service gave off a relaxed atmosphere without being disinterested. The ambiance is modern, quiet and clean. Our first experience was a big hit. We’ll return.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Legume is always wonderful—my top pick for my birthday dinner!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal, as usual. The beef tartare appetizer was particularly good.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was our second time at Legume, the first being in April when we visited Pittsburgh for the first time (we live 3-1/2 hours away). It was even better this time than last, and that time the food was delicious. My husband and I shared a grilled carrot appetizer that was truly remarkable, with hickory nuts and a delicate maple yogurt sauce, and another appetizer of a very good lamb sausage. Our entrees were his, a chicken paprikash, and mine, a tempeh dish with Russian red kale and a light mushroom sauce (with lots of yummy mushrooms) atop a grain the name of which I cannot remember now. This may have been the very best vegetarian dish I've ever eaten. I also tried my husband's paprakash, which was quite tasty! We treated ourselves to a shared dessert of black walnut cake with vanilla ice cream and a light touch of salty caramel sauce, also absolutely delicious, and not at all heavy. Portion sizes were right on; I expected to have leftovers to take back to the hotel, but I cleaned my plate and left feeling full but not stuffed. This was definitely a memorable dining experience.

Our server, Duane, was superb. He was helpful, knowledgable about the dishes on the menu (no small achievement, as menus change often depending on what local ingredients are available), friendly, attentive, but not hovering. Very professional.

As I told my husband, were I on death row, I'd like to have Legume prepare my last meal -- perhaps a repeat of this one. If Duane could serve it, that would be a bonus.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

In all the options for reasons to visit this quetionnaire gives , it fails to list the main reason I choose to go there. They source humanely raised animals for their meats.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Innovative dishes..excellent! Service can be glacial...leave enough time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Legume is easily the best place We have eaten in Pittsburgh in the past year. The shared dishes are delightful and entrees all were great — halibut, chicken, lamb pork dishes all week prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and professional. Great place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Whatever we got was fantastic! I come back for the beef tartare! Yum!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service, great food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Carrots were good, but the rest of it was mediocre. I thought it was pretentious, and would not go back for the value we received.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a solid experience with great food. We have never had a bad meal at Legume.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Priced for the overall quality, and unfortunately very limited vegetarian fare (no entrees).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pros- knowledgeable wait staff who properly set expectations on certain dishes. She listened to what we liked and steered us in the right direction for our order. We found the meal to be creative and very flavorful. It was a night out to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the restaurant brought us complimentary champagne.

Cons- two somewhat minor items. Host seemed a bit put off by our request for a quiet spot in the restaurant. The window view was obstructed by exterior scaffolding.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Pepper jelly and goat cheese crostini is a must! The chocolate cake is to die for! The menu is small and changes frequently. The chef knows how to pair flavors to give you an excellent dining experience no matter what you choose to eat.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food! I have already recommended Legume to friends!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Never disappointing! Creative, healthy, delicious. Love the larger selection of apps and small plates, as well as a few more additions to the entrees. Always consistent! Loved the energetic vibe as well. Continues to be my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy, Vegan, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lamb steak was excellent, but it was difficult to resist seduction by the delicious chewy sourdough bread. With cheese and crudites, the bread would make a great breakfast or lunch. Service was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and atmosphere...... really enjoyed our visit...... definitely on our A list of restaurants in Pittsburgh.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Legume is great again! Creative offerings, without being too weird. Improved wine list. Still has it’s consistent top level service. We

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were visiting from NYC and seeking a great, romantic meal. The food was phenomenal and the waitstaff was warm and charming. Highly recommended.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The halibut was outstanding and the beet salad was wonderful. Wxcellent dinner

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have the roast half chicken. Wish I could replicate this delicious dish, crispy outside, tender inside. Liked our quiet table in a small side room! You can hear the conversation without the usual racket of noise in most restaurants. Service was excellent, authentic, and responsive without being overbearing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We shared a bunch of small dishes -- the beef tartare was fresh, not overly spiced and just delicious, the pate was smoky and well accompanied by sour pickles and mustard, excellent butternut squash and mussel soup that was sweet, creamy, briny and spicy all at once. The radish and celery root salad was tasty and the kukurei turnip and pork belly dish was among our favorites. The rice crepe was the only dish that did not impress. Good service, excellent wine list, quiet setting, but the food... Overall VERY GOOD!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Legume never disappoints. Food is always excellent and service prompt and professional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was great! Fresh food, unhurried and attentive service. Daily menu. Seated promptly. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Have always enjoyed Legume though occasionally fond the menu options limiting.
The new fall menu for 2018 is exceptional with many interesting options. Could not try them all, but everything we did try was exceptional. The fried squid had a nicely balanced spice to it with pancetta accent. Mushroom appetizer stimulate an entirely new taste palette. Will definitely be going back frequently to try some of the dishes we missed.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Legume is our go-to spot as out of towners visiting our college student at Pitt. Within walking distance of both Pitt and CMU, the cuisine is far from regular. Thoughtful and inventive ingredients that change with the season. Raclette with grapes, smoked bluefish pate are stars among the starters. Legume introduced a small plates category which is a nod to vegetarians and more plant-based ingredients paired with house-made sausage. Fish entrees shined, as did the lamb. Knowledgeable wait-staff can guide you for wine pairings and don't skip dessert! We've dined here at least a dozen time and every experience was perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

went here with family while visiting from out of town. all were happy and satisfied. great wait staff and delicious. will come again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another outstanding dinner at Legume and we liked the new menu. Julia did a great job as always. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service and food was great

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time visit, the food was delicious. Looking forward to a second visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

have been to Legume many times, starting out when it was located in Regent Square, and always looked forward to dining there as it never let us down. Not sure what happened on the Thursday night we recently dined there, but service was so very disappointing. It took forever to get the waitress to the table to ask if we wanted drinks and then more time than necessary for those ordered drinks to reach the table. After ordering starters, another long time in making it to the table. But the worst part was to come when we ordered our entrees....we began to wonder if the orders ever reached the kitchen. And then once they finally made it to our table, the entrees had apparently been sitting and waiting for the waitress to pick up for delivery to the table because they were at best luke warm. It was a very busy night at the restaurant and we believe that perhaps the restaurant did not prepare for such a huge crowd and were understaffed. Giving Legume the benefit of doubt and being that we always, always enjoyed this restaurant thinking it was one of the best in the 'Burgh, we did not make a complaint that evening and we did not penalize our waitress by leaving a frugal tip. As we are hoping we hit the restaurant on just one of those crazy nights that happens to all of us, we would certainly return to the restaurant. BUT should we face the same situation next time around, we would have to check Legume off our list of restaurants deserving of repeat visits. Knowing the quality of service and attention to detail of service with our past visits, am sure we just picked a bad night for dining at Legume - that should never be the case for restaurants in a highly competitive business but in an imperfect world, who are we kidding, it happens. Next dining night at Legume will hopefully be filled with comments of praise on the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food but way to make a customer feel UNwelcome. Coming in to Pittsburgh from out of town, I had an 8pm reservation for 6, made more than 2 weeks in advance on Open Table. While on the plane the night before, I received a phone message asking me to confirm the reservation. Already a little weird, as I had not cancelled.... the next day I called and was unable to get through, but finally got a voicemail box and said No I would not be cancelling. When we arrived the next day at 750, a dismayed and ditzy employee told us our table was not ready. 15 minutes later, it still was not ready. Several people had been seated in the interim, but it was not until 8:10 that we were seated. With a view right into the kitchen from my seat (see attached photo). Just wish I could share a recording of the sound of clattering dishes and kitchen that we endured. Yes, the food was delicious. But who wants to start a $320 meal that way?!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh! Wonderful food and excellent service.
Legume exceeds our expectations every time! The attention to every detail combined with their amazing food, makes it truly special.
I love sharing this special place with friends and giving their gift certificates as Birthday, Anniversary, or even Wedding Presents.
Thank you for being such a wonderful gift to the Burgh!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Organic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Phenomenal!!! Truly this is a fantastic restaurant. We took out our friends as a thank you for their help at our wedding. The meal started with my wife and I splitting the squash and mussel soup; it was out of this world. Then we had the beef tartare; excellent. My friend and I both had the chicken breast, which I had had before and was blown away by and this time it was equally amazing. I don't think we had to wait 45 minutes for it to cook, which it warns on the menu. Our waitress said that they roast so many each evening and they had not yet exceeded that number for the 45 wait to kick in. I was drinking a cream ale with coffee flavor and it was excellent, but they were out by the next round, so I went with a brown ale. For dessert we got the lardacious pound cake and pavlova to split four ways. The pavlova is incredible. It was a perfect way to end the best meal I've had in a long long time. The prices are steeper than I can afford regularly, but for a special occasion this is a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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